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Electives and Workshops of the University Programme

Download the 2023 electives schedule for the Social Sciences track (PDF, 193 KB).

Download the 2023 electives schedule for the French Language track (PDF, 197 KB).

Elective Courses 

In addition to their core studies in the social sciences or French language track, all students may take an optional elective course

Elective classes are an opportunity for students to discover Paris and French culture from a local perspective. Some elective classes may include site visits. Students may take one elective class per session.

  • Course hours: Elective courses represent a total of 24 hours per session.
  • ECTS credits: Students who received a passing grade of at least 10/20 and respect the Summer School academic rules and regulations will be awarded 3 ECTS.
  • How to enrol: Students can select their elective course while applying to the core course in either the social sciences or French language track or add it after completing their registration to the Summer School. It is not possible to take an elective course as a stand-alone class. Admitted students are able to sign up for an elective course when they complete their registration for the Summer School.
  • Tuition fees: 500 € per session (including entrance tickets for visits)

June Session 2023

Paris and war: From History to Memory

  • Professor: Guillaume Piketty
  • Language of instruction: English

This course intends to address the successive narratives, representations and uses of various conflicts that have taken place in the Parisian area, by individuals, by organized groups, and by people in power since the beginning of the 19th century. Seminars are complemented with field visits and research on the city’s streets and museums.

Download the 2023 course overview for "Paris and War" (PDF, 319 KB)

French language classes

  • Only open to students in the social sciences track 
  • Beginner and intermediate levels are offered during the June session 

JULY SESSION 2023

The History of France Through Parisian Footprints 

  • Professor: Anthony Chapman
  • Language of instruction: English

This course will offer students an overview of French history since the French Revolution in 1789 up to the present day. Seminars are complemented with field visits and research on the city’s streets and museums.

Download the 2023 course overview for "History of France" (PDF, 441 KB)

Introduction to French Politics

  • Professor: Thomas Vitiello
  • Language of instruction: English

This elective course is dedicated to the presentation, discussion and analysis of the main stakes of French political life. The focus of the seminar will be on developing an understanding of the main events, people, processes and ideas that have shaped and influenced contemporary France since the birth of the current Fifth Republic in 1958.

Download the 2023 course overview for "French Politics" (PDF, 127 KB)

French language classes

  • Only open to students in the social sciences track 
  • Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels are offered during the July session 

Academic and Professional Workshops

In 2023, the Summer School will offer students in the social sciences track the opportunity to develop essential skills for their studies and the workplace.

Students may choose one workshop per session.

  • Course hours: Each workshop represents a total of 8 hours per session.
  • ECTS credits: Validation for the Summer School workshops is based on participation. A student who attends all four sessions and actively participates in the activities will be awarded 1 ECTS credit.
  • How to enrol: Students can select their workshop while applying to the core course in the social sciences track or add it after completing their registration to the Summer School. It is not possible to take workshop as a stand-alone class. Admitted students are able to sign up for a workshop when they complete their registration for the Summer School.
  • Tuition fees: 200 € per session 

The following workshops will allow students in the social sciences track to develop their academic and professional toolbox.

Speak Up! Enhance your Public Speaking Skills 

  • Professor: Jessica Scale
  • Offered during the 2023 June and July sessions

In this workshop, students will test and acquire the various skills associated with impactful public speaking, including when delivering in a learned language.

Download the 2023 course overview for the workshop "Speak Up" (PDF, 130 KB)

Write Away! Substance, Style, and Sources in Academic Writing

  • Professor: Filip Savatic
  • Offered during the 2023 June and July sessions

This workshop will introduce participants to the central components of academic writing in English, including its purpose, content, style, and structure. After the workshop, participants should understand what academic writing aims to achieve, the way it differs from other forms of expression, the appropriate style to deploy when writing for an academic audience, as well as common citation formats.

Download the 2023 course overview for the workshop "Write Away" (PDF, 137 KB).

Data Juggling! Quantitative Methods & Skills 

  • Professor: Jan Rovny
  • Offered during the 2023 July session only

This workshop will allow students to learn the basic concepts and strategies of quantitative data description. including statistical inference and data visualization They will also be able to apply these concepts to analyze social scientific datasets in the program R.

Download the 2023 course overview for the workshop "Data Juggling" (PDF, 122 KB)

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